The thirty-first of December, New Year's Eve
, was the date.
It was the great dance on New Year's Eve that made the glory of Squire Cass's hospitality, as of his forefathers', time out of mind.
Godfrey Cass was looking forward to this New Year's Eve with a foolish reckless longing, that made him half deaf to his importunate companion, Anxiety.
From all the windows the candles were gleaming, and it smelt so deliciously of roast goose, for you know it was New Year's Eve
; yes, of that she thought.
On New Year's Eve
we were all together in Uncle Alec's kitchen, which was tacitly given over to our revels during the winter evenings.
On the thirty-first of December, New Year's Eve
, 1809 - 10 an old grandee of Catherine's day was giving a ball and midnight supper.
Gardiner would be happy to see Miss March and Miss Josephine at a little dance on New Year's Eve.' Marmee is willing we should go, now what shall we wear?"
On New Year's Eve the parlor was deserted, for the two younger girls played dressing maids and the two elder were absorbed in the all-important business of `getting ready for the party'.
Jerry had not been allowed to go out yet, and I never saw him after that New Year's eve
. Polly and the children came to bid me good-by.
January 1st.--The service on New Year's Eve is the only one in the whole year that in the least impresses me in our little church, and then the very bareness and ugliness of the place and the ceremonial produce an effect that a snug service in a well-lit church never would.
I have for some years past left off making them on New Year's Eve, and only the gale happening as it did reduced me to doing so last night; for I have long since discovered that, though the year and the resolutions may be new, I myself am not, and it is worse than useless putting new wine into old bottles.
So here I am; and as it's New Year's Eve
, and the Eve of your wedding too, my dear, I had a little flip made, and brought it with me.'